Pop Icon Debbie Gibson Gets Golden Palm Star in Palm Springs Walk of Stars

Debbie Gibson with Chico's Angels - Photo by Mike Pingel

80’s pop icon, songwriter, producer and actress Debbie Gibson, was recently honored with the 425th Golden Palm Star on the Palm on Friday, April 20. Her star is sponsored by Crystal Miller and the charity In Our Own Quiet Way (quietway.org)

The pop singer is widely remembered for hits like “Foolish Beat,” “Only in My Dreams,” “Lost in Your Eyes,” and “Out of the Blue.” She also the youngest person to write, produce and sing a number-one single entirely on her own when “Foolish Beat” hit the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on June 25, 1988.

Debbie Gibson – Photo by Mike Pingel
Photo by Mike Pingel
Photo by Mike Pingel

Chico’s Angels were among the presenters at the unveiling of the Golden Palm Star. The three beautiful and comedic Latina drag queen detectives, Kay Sedia, Chita Parol & Frieda Laye were on hand to ham it up for the cameras. Chico’s Angels have a new show, VIVA LAS CHICAS, opening on Thursday, May 24, 2018, with eight shows locked at The Cavern Club Celebrity Theater (1920 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA 90027). Then, the Angels will take the show on the road for 3 performances at Oscar’s Cafe & Bar (125 E Tahquitz Canyon Way #108 Palm Springs, CA 92262). Tickets are now on sale for all performances at: www.chicosangels.com.

“It was a joyous occasion in celebration of a pop icon who is not only an amazing person, a warm giving human being who helps inspire young artist with their dreams and musical aspirations,” said Mike Pingel, who represents Chico’s Angels. “Debbie has always been a supporter of Chico’s Angels. She’s been to the shows, more than anybody. She is a true angel!”

Gibson is currently working on a sequel to “Summer of Dreams,” a Hallmark Channel hit movie, developing a musical called “The Flunky” and mentoring through her Electric Youth Music Camp this summer at The Gary Marshal Theater in Burbank, CA during July 9 – July 13. For more information, visit: debbiegibsonofficial.com


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Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience in LGBT media and more than two decades as a West Hollywood resident. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. Murillo’s work has appeared in numerous print and online publications. He was a contributor to LGBT magazine IN Los Angeles. He is known for the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, in which he covered breaking news and local events in the City of West Hollywood. His recent work has been published in the Los Angeles Blade and his articles, essays and photographs can also be seen on the pages of THE FIGHT Magazine. He started “The Share” feature for THE FIGHT, which spotlights members of the Los Angeles recovery community who share about their sober journey. He can be reached at editor@wehotimes.com

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